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Marlene S's ADC

Experience description:  

on what would have been our 40th wedding anniversary I was hoping for a sign.

a week previous, I had spoken to a credit card person over the phone telling her, I would like a new pin number that meant something to me as just could not remember the number they had given me. she gave me the choice of picking my own number down the street, or they could randomly assign one. I picked the random and it was sent as I spoke to her..........upon further thought (I was still on the phone with her) I said, never mind sending one, I will go to town and pick my own at the machine if she would tell me how to do it. when I said "just forget sending me your random number and I will pick the one I want, she said it had gone out automatically and I was to rip it up when it arrived.

The number I picked, was one which was pertinent to our anniversary.

When the random number arrived I was going to destroy it as she had suggested, but thought I would just have a glance to see what it was.............it was the SAME NUMBER..............I called the credit card people again asking if they had intercepted my newly chosen number...I spoke to two different people because I just could not believe it.  They both assured me that all numbers are randomly picked and they were not allowed to know any pin numbers.  When I asked what the chances of the same number being picked randomly and entered by a customer the numbers were 9,000 to one.

That was my sign for our special day and I was overjoyed.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them?            Yes

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          No

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

Did you see the deceased?         No

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        short time

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  as above re; jewelry

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was definitely real

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No       

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           questioning validity, looking for other answers

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes

was so happy he was still watching out for me

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best. knowing he is still with me in spirit

worst. he isn't

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      as above                    

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     felt less sad and hopeful for afterlife

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     love goes on forever

Death Compacts are when two or more living people promise among themselves that whoever dies first will try to contact the other(s).  Have you ever made such a compact?        No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No
What emotions did you feel during the experience?            elation...so very pleased and happy

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

rush of air felt only by me, but friend witnessed me recoiling

other experiences, his picture falling off wall and nail still in wall. it did not hit anything underneath.

finding a valuable  piece of jewelry which had been missing for a year and I had asked his help in finding it (he had given it to me years before)

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No

Did you become aware of future events?       No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            No

Did you see a light?           No

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?            No

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     some did not believe, but most did

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   No

Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?            No

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No 

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           No 

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes